William McKee

Brief Life History of William

When William McKee was born on 28 September 1846, in Clarksville, Pike, Missouri, United States, his father, James McKee, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth Mulherin, was 27. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Virginia S Merritt. He died on 4 May 1901, in his hometown, at the age of 54, and was buried in Clarksville, Pike, Missouri, United States.

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William McKee
Virginia S Merritt
Charles Mckee
Bessie Mckee

Sources (2)

  • William McKee, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Henry Mckee in entry for Marcus H Mckee, "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960"

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World Events (6)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Irish (northern): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha or Mac Aoidh ‘son of Aodh’, an old personal name meaning ‘fire’. Thus, this name has the same origin as McKay , McGee , McCoy , and McHugh .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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